Category: Rex News


Announcing Our First Grantees of 2015

rockhouse kids

We’re delighted to announce the recipients of the Rex Foundation’s first grants and awards of 2015, and invite you to learn more about them. It’s our pleasure and privilege to support such great work — and it’s you and your kindness that make it possible. Thank you! 2015 Bill Graham Award Recipient: Rockhouse Foundation (kids pictured above) […]


Rex Announces
Fire on the Mountain
Vertical Challenge, March 20


Some rise, some fall, some climb… To benefit the Rex Foundation at our first-ever ski race, taking place this March as part of WinterWonderGrass in Squaw Valley, CA.  Get your team together and sign up now!


Rex Foundation Annual Report 2013

grantee photo Richard Grace et al

2013 was a year of transition, as longtime Executive Director Sandy Sohcot retired and passed the reins to current Executive Director Cameron Sears. It all culminated in Nightfall of Diamonds, a memorable evening of celebration at the Fillmore. Meanwhile, Rex grants made a crucial contribution to the work of many deserving organizations. Find out more […]


Thanks to All Who Made
Standing on the Moon
So Great!

Standing on the Moon poster art detail by Darrin Brenner

What a night! None of this memorable evening would have been possible without the contributions of many people, and we’d like to thank them here. Also, check out the Standing on the Moon photo album! Thanks so much for supporting Rex. Musicians Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers featuring Amy Helm, David Berger, Byron Isaacs […]


Standing on the Moon Photo Album

Thanks to photographers Jay Blakesberg, Stuart Levine, Susana Millman, Sterling Munksgard, and Susan J. Weiand for capturing these scenes from our annual gathering at the Fillmore!


Rex Newsletter 9: Perspectives on Social Change


In our ninth newsletter, Sandy Sohcot talks with Rex Executive Director Cameron Sears and Board Member Nick Morgan about the Rex Foundation’s interest in social change, and what that means to different people. Then she talks with Hilary Bass and Marty Neideffer of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activity League about its work, a real-life […]


Tix Now on Sale: Standing on the Moon, December 6


We’re delighted to announce our annual gathering and celebration at San Francisco’s historic Fillmore Auditorium on December 6, 2014. Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne headline, and Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers open. Get the details. Poster art (detail): Darrin Brenner


Rex Founders, Friends and Family to Speak at So Many Roads Conference


On Saturday, November 8, Rex co-founder and Board Member Carolyn Garcia, Executive Director Cameron Sears, and Sandy Sohcot, Executive Director of The World As It Could Be Human Rights Education Program, will take part in a roundtable discussion of “‘The More That You Give’: Philanthropy, Philosophy, and the Rex Foundation.” Chaired by Rex Advisory Board […]


Historic Springfield Creamery T-Shirt Supports Rex


Now immortalized for posterity as Sunshine Daydream, the Grateful Dead’s August 27, 1972 concert in Veneta was one for the history books on many fronts — especially because it kept the Springfield Creamery alive. So we’re delighted that the Creamery is celebrating this epic event with a classic T-shirt, celebrating the day A Rock Band […]


Barry Barnes on How the Grateful Dead Invented the Ice Bucket Challenge

ice bucket and stealie--the daily beast

In The Daily Beast, business professor Barry Barnes (author of Everything I Know About Business I Learned From the Grateful Dead) holds forth on why the current ice-bucket fundraising craze is the latest version of something the Grateful Dead came up with years ago. Says Barnes: “One of their outstanding characteristics was the way they […]